Parent to Parent
The National Autistic Society
Type of service: Helplines
Parent to Parent is the NAS' award winning UK wide confidential emotional support service, provided over the phone by trained volunteers, who are all parents of autistic children and adults. The volunteers are based across the whole of the UK, which means that there is increased anonymity for parents who may not want to share information with someone in their local area.
The volunteers all have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They are there to give parents and carers the opportunity to talk through any issues, feelings or problems they're experiencing. They can suggest helpful strategies, signpost them to other sources of information and support, or just provide a non-judgmental listening ear.
Parents and carers can call Parent to Parent on 0808 800 4106, at any time, day or night, and leave a message on our 24-hour answerphone. Please be aware that they will not speak to someone immediately as this is not a manned line. If they leave a message, a volunteer will call them back as soon as possible at a time which suits them. Alternatively they can send the service an online enquiry.
You can find out more information about the service by following this link http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/parent-to-parent.aspx.
Age: For people of any age
Aimed at: Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of an adult
Gender: All genders
Registrations & Approaches
Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers
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You can contact us by phone email or post.
0808 800 4106